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Valparaiso 64, Buffalo 62

February 2, 1997

AMHERST, N.Y. (AP) _ Antanas Vilcinskas scored 16 points and had seven rebounds as Valparaiso defeated Buffalo 64-62 in a Mid-Continent Conference game Saturday.

Valparaiso (16-4, 8-1) built a 45-28 lead at halftime and increased the lead to 18 points in the second half before Buffalo (11-8, 6-3) staged a comeback.

Buffalo had a chance to win when the Crusaders’ Zoran Viskovic missed the front end of a one-on-one with five seconds remaining, but the Rasaun Young’s attempt from halfcourt for the Bulls hit the rim and rolled out.

Chris Artis had 15 points for Valparaiso, while Bryce Drew scored 14 for the team. Young led the Bulls with a 22 points while Mike Martinho contributed 11.

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